The Beano is looking for the UK’s funniest family - and you could win an amazing prize

Wednesday, 29th April 2020, 8:30 am
Updated Wednesday, 29th April 2020, 8:30 am

The Beano (the world’s longest-running weekly comic) and comedian Romesh Ranganathan are on the hunt for Britain’s funniest family.

The national competition aims to reassure children and reduce their anxiety as lockdown keeps the population indoors.

Ranganathan, a former maths teacher and father of three, is supporting the initiative alongside YoungMinds, the UK’s leading charity for children and young people’s mental health.

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How can I enter?

Beano’s Funniest Family is open for entries now, and your family can enter the competition by submitting funny homemade videos at beano.com/funfam

You can submit short 15 second videos into the four following categories, until 24 May 2020:

- Funniest Family Joke- Funniest Family Prank- Funniest Family Face- Funniest Family Song and Dance

Romesh will act as Head judge, alongside a team of Beano writers to shortlist the best submissions, before asking the British public to vote online, to decide the final winner.

The comedian said, “I know families can be hilarious so being asked to be Head Judge to help Beano find Britain’s Funniest Family is a dream job. At the moment I think we could all do with a smile and I can’t wait to watch all the dances, faces, jokes and pranks that UK families come up with.”

What could I win?

If you are the winning family, you will all feature in a one-off strip in the comic, as well as receiving an official Beano’s Funniest Family trophy, a Nintendo Switch and a year’s Beano subscription for your family and friends.

Mike Stirling, Editorial Director of Beano Studios, said, “At Beano we’ve been making kids big and small giggle for 80 years and the comic has always been there during difficult times to help raise a smile when needed. As families stay home together we know there’s comedy gold happening from dad jokes and pranks, to funny faces and dances and we want to find and crown the funniest family out there.”

Additionally, to help families stave off boredom as the lockdown continues, Beano is also offering a special comic subscription to every family who enters.